Archie Bleyer, Ronald Barr, Lynn Ries, Jeremy Whelan, Andrea Ferrari
Springer; 2nd edition
This, Cancer in Adolescents and Young Adults 2nd edition (PDF), is the only ebook that is dedicated solely to the total cancer picture in adolescents and young adults (AYA). The age range covered in this book has been enlarged from 15-29 to 15-39 years of age. The epidemiology, natural history, diagnostic techniques, and treatment choices for each of the varied spectrum of malignancies that can affect people in their adolescent and young adult years are described, with a particular emphasis placed on strategies for early diagnosis and prevention. Comparisons are made with the management of older patients as well as younger patients, and model programs are offered that address frequent diagnostic, therapeutic, staging, and psychological deficiencies in the AYA group. In addition, the principles and practices of care receive extensive emphasis, along with examination of psychological and quality of life issues, rehabilitation, social support networks, insurance, late impacts, and the financial elements of health care, amongst other topics. The authors make compelling arguments for integrated strategies that allow young adults to benefit from the combined expertise of pediatric and adult oncologists in systems that identify both the complex disease and the social issues that are specific to this population. The authors argue for integrated strategies that allow young adults to benefit from the combined expertise of pediatric and adult oncologists in systems that identify both the complex disease and the
Relationships with other specialties that do not specifically target this age group are included in the models of care that have been proposed. These specialties include endocrinology, infectious disease, nephrology, pulmonary medicine, thoracic and abdominal surgery, gastroenterology, otolaryngology, urology, and neurosurgery, among others. New modes of communication are being pushed for and supported as absolutely necessary for achieving fruitful interaction between these different specialties. There are a lot of references, and they're all geared at those who work in pediatric hematology. -oncology includes medical oncology, surgical oncology, radiation oncology, oncology nursing, gynecologic oncology, social work, psycho-oncology, epidemiology, public health, and health services research. Other subfields of oncology include gynecologic oncology and gynecologic oncology. The authors come from a variety of countries, including the United Kingdom, the United States, Italy, Canada, Israel, France, Switzerland, Australia, Germany, Japan, and the Netherlands. Other countries represented include Japan, Germany, and the Netherlands.